What is the function of weighted reins?

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    08-27-2011, 01:42 PM
Question What is the function of weighted reins?

Self explanatory... I feel sort of silly for asking, but I hadn't heard of/ seen them since I was younger.. but I was too young to really take notice to ask. However, I was riding my friend's new lease horse the other day and the owner used weighted reins on him. He's four and in training for western riding. (Previously trained for english riding) What would be the function?
Thanks so much.
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    08-27-2011, 05:06 PM
The extra weight transmits signals with more "feel" than standard reins. A young horse with shorter attention spans can benefit from the more obvious signals that weighted reins provide.
    08-28-2011, 10:04 PM
Okay thanks that makes a lot of sense. I figured thy was it but I didn't want to just assume without asking.
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